1. END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR BINARY OPTION TRADING
The Site and brand optionub.com is operated and owned by
The Company provides online and mobile financial services to You (the “Company’s Services”) subject to the following Agreement (the “Agreement”) which should be read carefully by You in its entirety prior to Your use of the Company’s Services. Please note that this Agreement constitute a legally binding agreement between You and the Company.
When you use the Company’s trading services, this End-User License Agreement (the “Agreement”) shall apply to such use to such extent as is applicable to the circumstances.
In this Agreement, the following words and phrases shall (unless the context otherwise requires) have the meanings set out beside them:
“Access Data” shall mean the Username and Password given by the Company to the Client for accessing the Company’s electronic systems.
“Account” shall mean a personal account opened by an individual, solely for such individual to enable such individual to use the Services provided by the Company.
“Agreement” means the End User License Agreement for the Services offered by the Company.
“Application Form” or “Client Account Opening Questionnaire” shall mean the application form/questionnaire completed by the Client online in order to apply for the Company’s Services under this Agreement, via which the Company will obtain amongst other things information for the Client’s identification and due diligence, his categorization and appropriateness in accordance with the Applicable Regulations.
“Affiliate” shall mean in relation to the Company, any entity which directly or indirectly controls or is controlled by the Company, or any entity directly or indirectly under common control with the Company; and “control” means the power to control, directly or indirectly, direct, or the presence of any ground to manage the affairs of the Company or entity.
“Applicable Regulations” shall mean:
CySEC Rules or any other rules of a relevant regulatory authority having powers over the Company;
the Rules of the relevant Underlying Market;
the Investment Services and Activities and Regulated Markets Law of 2007, as amended; and
all other applicable laws, rules and regulations of Cyprus or of the European Union from time to time.
“Balance” shall mean the total financial result in the Client Account after the last Completed Transaction and depositing/withdrawal operation at any period of time.
“Base Currency” shall mean the first currency in the Currency Pair against which the Client buys or sells the Quote Currency.
“Business Day” shall mean any day, other than a Saturday or a Sunday, or the 25th of December, or the 1st of January or any other Cyprus or international holidays to be announced on the Company’s Site.
“Binary Option” shall mean a contract for difference. A financial instrument which is derived based on the fluctuation in the price of the underlying asset.
“Client” shall mean anyone who registers via the Site and opens an Account.
“Client Account” shall mean the exclusive personalized account of the Client consisting of all Completed Transactions, Open Positions and Orders in the Company’s Online Trading System, the balance of the Client money and deposit/withdrawal transactions of the Client money.
“Client Terminal” shall mean the platform trading facilitates including (but not limited to) web and mobile traders, which are used by the Client in order to obtain information on underlying markets in real-time, to make technical analysis of the markets, make Transactions, place / delete / modify Orders, as well as to receive notices from the Company and keep record of Transactions.
“Closed Position” shall mean the opposite of an Open Position.
“Company Online Trading System” shall mean the Software used by the Company which includes the aggregate of its computer devices, software, databases, telecommunication hardware, a trading platform, all programs and technical facilities providing real-time Quotes, making it possible for the Client to obtain information of Underlying Markets in real time, make technical analysis on the markets, enter into Transactions, place / delete / modify Orders, receive notices from the Company and keep record of Transactions and calculating all mutual obligations between the Client and the Company. The Company Online Trading System consists of the Server and the Client Terminal.
“Currency of the Client Account” shall mean the currency that the Client Account is denominated in.
“Currency Pair” shall mean the object or Underlying Asset of a Binary Option Transaction based on the change in the value of one currency against the other. A Currency Pair consists of two currencies (the Quote Currency and the Base Currency) and shows how much of the Quote currency is needed to purchase one unit of the Base Currency.
“CySEC Rules” shall mean the Directives, Circulars, Decisions, Guidelines, Rules, Regulations and notes of CySEC.
“Eligible Counterparty” shall mean an “Eligible Counterparty” for the purposes of the CySEC Rules, as determined in Client Classification Policy.
“Equity” shall mean the Balance plus or minus any Floating Profit or Loss that derives from an Open Position and shall be calculated as: Equity = Balance + Floating Profit – Floating Loss.
“Error Quote” or “Spike” shall mean an error Quote having the following characteristics:
a significant Price Gap; and
in a short period of time the price rebounds with a Price Gap; and
before it appears there have been no rapid price movements; and
before and immediately after it appears that no important macroeconomic indicators and/or corporate reports are released.
“Event of Default” shall have the meaning given in paragraph 18.
“Execution” means the execution of clients’ orders on the Company’s trading platform, where the Company acts as the Execution Venue to Clients’ transactions.
“Expert Advisor” shall mean a mechanical online trading system designed to automate trading activities on an electronic trading platform/system. It can be programmed to alert the Client of a trading opportunity and can also trade his account automatically managing all aspects of trading operations from sending orders directly to the Company Online Trading System to automatically adjusting stop loss, trailing stops and take profit levels.
“FATCA” – Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act
“FFI” – Foreign Financial Institution
“Financial Instrument(s)” shall mean the Financial Instruments in the Company’s CIF license appearing on CySEC’s website ( www.cysec.gov.cy).
“Force Majeure Event” shall have the meaning as set out in paragraph 19.
“Free Balance” shall mean the amount of funds available in the Client Account, which may be used to place an order or request for withdrawal.
“He” shall mean he or she, as appropriate.
“Illegal Actions” shall mean illegal, unlawful, fraudulent, money laundering or other improper activities, as well as breaking into the Site, or attempting to do the same.
“Indicative Quote” shall mean a Quote at which the Company has the right not to accept any Instructions or execute any Orders.
“Introducer” shall mean a third party who introduces prospective clients to the Company.
“Instruction” shall mean an instruction from the Client to the Company to open or close a position or to place or delete an Order.
“KYC Process” shall mean any “Know Your Client” process required to be made by the Company under the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering Activities Law of 2003, as amended, and all Applicable Regulations, and which are designed to identify the Client, verify the identity of the Client, perform back-ground checks on the Client, construct an economic profile of the Client and assess the appropriateness of the Services to the Client.
“Licensor” has the meaning attributed to it in paragraph 37 of this Agreement.
“Margin” shall mean the necessary guarantee funds so as to place a trade (open a position) or maintain Open Positions.
“Necessary Margin” shall mean the necessary margin required by the Company so as to maintain Open Positions.
“Open Position” shall mean any position which has not been closed.
“Operating (Trading) Time of the Company” shall mean period of time within a business week, where the trading terminal of the Company provides the opportunity of trading operations. The Company reserves the right to alter this period of time as fit, upon notification to the Client.
“Order” shall mean an instruction from the Client to the Company to open or close a position when the price reaches the Order Level.
“Parties” shall mean the parties to this Client Agreement – the Company and the Client.
“Politically Exposed Persons” shall mean:
natural persons who are or have been entrusted with prominent public functions, which means: heads of State, heads of government, ministers and deputy or assistant ministers; members of parliaments; members of supreme courts, of constitutional courts or of other high-level judicial bodies whose decisions are not subject to further appeal, except in exceptional circumstances; members of courts of auditors or of the boards of central banks; ambassadors, chargés d’affaires and high-ranking officers in the armed forces; members of the administrative, management or supervisory bodies of State-owned enterprises. None of the categories set out in the above shall be understood as covering middle ranking or more junior officials. Further, where a person has ceased to be entrusted with a prominent public function within the meaning of the above definition for a period of at least one year, such persons shall not be considered a Politically Exposed Person.
The immediate family members of such persons as set out above, which means: the spouse; any partner considered by national law as equivalent to the spouse; the children and their spouses or partners; and the parents.
Persons known to be close associates of such persons as set out above, which means: any natural person who is known to have joint beneficial ownership of legal entities or legal arrangements, or any other close business relations, with a person referred to above; any natural person who has sole beneficial ownership of a legal entity or legal arrangement which is known to have been set up for the benefit de facto of the person referred above.
“Professional Client” shall mean a “Professional Client” for the purposes of CySEC Rules, as specified in Client Classification Policy.
“Quote” shall mean the information of the current price for a specific Underlying Asset, in the form of the Bid and Ask prices.
“Retail Client” shall mean a “Retail Client” for the purposes of the CySEC Rules, as specified in Client Classification Policy.
“Services” shall mean the services and activities covered by the Company’s CySEClicence from time to time offered at the Site and/or through the System.
“Site/Website” shall mean any site and/or mobile site and/or mobile application owned, operated or hosted by the Company.
“Slippage” shall mean the difference between the expected price of a Transaction in a Binary Option, and the price the Transaction is actually executed at. Slippage often occurs during periods of higher volatility (for example due to due to news events) making an Order at a specific price impossible to execute, when market orders are used, and also when large orders are executed when there may not be enough interest at the desired price level to maintain the expected price of trade.
“Spread” shall mean the difference between Ask and Bid of an Underlying Asset in a Binary Option at that same moment.
“Swap” or “Rollover” shall mean the interest added or deducted for holding a position open overnight.
“System” has the meaning attributed to it in paragraph 37 of this Agreement.
“Transaction” shall mean any type of transaction subject to this Agreement effected in the Client’s trading account(s) including but not limited to Deposit, Withdrawal, Open Trades, Closed Trades and any other transaction of any financial instrument.
“Underlying Asset” shall mean the underlying asset in a Binary Option which may be Currency Pairs, equity indices, metals, commodities and forwards or any other asset available for Binary Options trading with the Company according to the Company’s discretion from time to time.
“Underlying Market” shall mean the relevant market where the Underlying Asset is traded.
“US Reportable Persons” – In accordance to FATCA, a US Reportable persons is: a) a US citizen (including dual citizen) b) a US resident alien for tax purposes c) a domestic partnership d) a domestic corporation e) any estate other than a foreign estate f) any trust if: (i) a court within the United States is able to exercise primary supervision over the administration of the trust; (ii) one or more United States persons have the authority to control all substantial decisions of the trust; and/or (iii) any other person that is not a foreign person
“We”, “Our” or “Us” shall mean the Company, its subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, directors, officers, agents, suppliers, consultants and/or contractors.
“You” or “Your” or “the Client” shall mean any user of the Site who registers and opens an account.
Capitalized terms not specifically defined in this paragraph shall have the meaning awarded to them in the body of this Agreement.
Capitalized terms not specifically defined herein shall, where relevant, have the meaning awarded to them in the relevant document incorporated in this Agreement by reference.
References to this Agreement shall be to this Agreement together with all documents incorporated by reference to this Agreement forming an integral part of the same.
3. Subordination to the Agreement and the Binding Effect Thereof
Anyone registered at the Site, in accordance with the procedure specified hereafter, or participating in one of the Site’s proposed activities, or uses the information published on the Site, accepts upon himself/herself, in free will and consent, the Agreement’s authority, agrees to be bound by the Agreement, undertakes to act pursuant to the Agreement’s stipulations and to the rules specified therein, as they will be updated from time to time, without any reservation.
This Agreement is legally binding between the Parties and shall conclusively govern the relationship between the Parties. Pursuant to and in accordance with Applicable Regulation where this Agreement is concluded as a distance contract, according to the terms herein, signing of this Agreement is not necessary and the Agreement shall nevertheless constitute a legally binding and enforceable agreement between the Parties as if it were duly signed. Where a Client at any time during the term of this Agreement prefers to have this Agreement signed he may contact the Company who shall within 15 days make relevant arrangements towards that effect.
4. Who May Use the Company Services
Using the Services is permitted solely to if You comply with all of the following:
On the participation date, You are eighteen (18) years old or of legal age as determined by the laws of the country where You live (whichever is higher);
You are the owner of a valid payment method (or authorized to use a valid payment method by the owner of that valid payment method); and
You do not violate any law or regulation as a result of using the Services.
In this context it will be stressed, that if You reside or are present in any jurisdiction that prohibits using the Services offered at the Site, You shall not participate in the prohibited activity.
The Services are intended only for users who are not prohibited by the laws of any applicable jurisdiction from using the Services. The Company does not intend to enable You to contravene applicable law. You represent, warrant and agree to ensure that Your use of the Site and/or the Services will comply with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations. The offering or availability of the Services shall not be deemed or interpreted as an offer or invitation by Us to use the Services, if You reside in a place in which such use is currently forbidden by law, or where the Company, in its sole discretion, elects not to offer Services. You shall be solely responsible for determining whether Your use of the Site and/or Services is legal in the place where You live and/or use the Site and/or Services. We make no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, concerning the legality of the Services and/or of the Site and/or of any person’s participation in the Services through this Site, and shall not be responsible for any illegal use of the Site by You. It is Your responsibility to ensure that You comply with any and all laws applicable to You before registering or participating in any of the Services through this Site. You should consult with legal counsel in the applicable jurisdiction about the legality of Your use of the Site and/or the Services.
The Company reserves the right at any time to request from You evidence of age and reserve the right to suspend or cancel Your Account and exclude You, temporarily or permanently, from using the Services if satisfactory proof of age is not provided or if the Company suspects that You are underage and such satisfactory proof is not provided by You within three (3) days of requesting such proof. In any such case, the Company reserves the right to close Your Account and the balance in Your Account will be dealt with in accordance with the decision of the Company.
Employees, directors and officers of the Company, as well as members of their families, affiliates or subsidiaries, and all other persons connected, directly or indirectly, to the computer systems or the security system employed by the Company, as well as any person involved in the operation of this Site and the establishment thereof, including, but not limited to advertising, promotion and fulfilment agencies, insurers and legal advisers, webmasters and web suppliers and family members thereof, are not entitled to participate in any of the Services. For the sake of good order it is clarified that person who is not entitled to participate as aforesaid – as well as any other person who substitutes such excluded person – is also not entitled to any of the money afforded or referred to by this Site, and the Company reserves the right to shut down its account and seize any funds held in such account.
5. Client Account Opening Procedure
After each prospective client fills in and submits a duly completed Application Form together with all the identification documentation requested by the Company, the Company will perform all internal Company checks (including without limitation anti-money laundering checks and appropriateness tests) and the Company will send the prospective client a notice informing him whether he has been accepted as a client of the Company or not. The Agreement will take effect and commence on the date on which the Client receives a notice from the Company informing him that he has been accepted as the Company’s client and that a Client Account has been opened for him. It is understood that the Company is not to be required (and may be unable under Applicable Regulations) to accept any person as its client until all documentation it requires has been received by the Company, properly and fully completed by such person, and all internal Company checks (including without limitation anti-money laundering checks and appropriateness tests) have been completed to the Company’s satisfaction.
In the event that the Client is accepted by the Company as its client, the Company will open a Client Account for him, which will be activated upon the Client depositing the minimum initial deposit of 100 US Dollars or other amount in other currency (according to the Currency of the Client Account) as determined by the Company in its discretion from time to time
6. Client Classification
According to Applicable Regulations, the Company will treat the Client as a Retail Client, Professional Client or Eligible Counterparty (“ECP”), depending on the information provided by the Client in his Application Form and according to the method of classification as this method is explained under the title “Client Classification Policy. By accepting this Agreement the Client accepts application of such method. The Company will inform the Client of his classification.
The Client accepts that when classifying the Client and dealing with him, the Company will rely on the accuracy, completeness and correctness of the information provided by the Client in his Application Form and the Client has the responsibility to immediately notify the Company in writing if such information changes at any time thereafter.
The Company gives different levels of regulatory protection to each Client category and hence to Clients within each category. In particular, Retail Clients are afforded the most regulatory protection; Professional Clients and ECPs are considered to be more experienced, knowledgeable and sophisticated and able to assess their own risk and are thus afforded fewer regulatory protections.
The Client has the right to request a different Classification thus to increase or decrease the level of regulatory protections afforded. Where a Client requests a different classification (either on an overall level or on a product level), the Client needs to meet certain specified quantitative and qualitative criteria (for more details as to the procedure please refer to Client Classification Policy). However, if the above-mentioned criteria are not met, the Company reserves the right to choose whether to provide services under the requested classification.
It is understood that the Company has the right to review the Client’s Categorization and change his Categorization if this is deemed necessary (subject to Applicable Regulations).
7. Suitability and Appropriateness Test
It is understood that when providing the Client with reception and transmission and execution Services, the Company is not required to assess the suitability of the Financial Instrument in which the Client wishes to transact, nor the service(s) provided or offered to him. As a result, the Client will not benefit from the protection of the Applicable Regulations as regards the assessment of suitability.
The Company is obliged under Applicable Regulations to obtain information about the Client’s knowledge and experience in the investment field so that it can assess whether the service or product envisaged is appropriate for the Client. If the Client elects not to provide such information to the Client, or if the Client provides insufficient information, the Company will not be able to determine whether the service or product envisaged is appropriate for the Client. The Company shall assume that information about his knowledge and experience provided from the Client to the Company is accurate and complete and the Company will have no responsibility to the Client if such information is incomplete or misleading or changes or becomes inaccurate and the Company will be deemed to have performed its obligations under Applicable Regulations, unless the Client has informed the Company of such changes.
Subject to the Client’s obligations under the Agreement being fulfilled, the Company may at its discretion offer the following Services to the Client:
a) Receive and transmit Orders of the Client, in the Financial Instruments defined in the Company’s license.
b) Execution of Orders on behalf of the Client, in the Financial Instruments defined in the Company’s license.
c) Provide Foreign Currency Services provided they are associated with the provision of the reception and transmission service
The Company reserves the right, at its discretion, at any time to withdraw the whole or any part of the Services on a temporary or permanent basis and the Client agrees that the Company will have no obligation to inform the Client of the reason.
9. Market Commentary
The Company may, from time to time and at its discretion, provide the Client (or in newsletters which it may post on its Site or provide to subscribers via its Site or otherwise) with information, recommendations, news, market commentary or other information but not as a service. Where it does so:
a) the Company will not be responsible for such information;
b) the Company gives no representation, warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, correctness or completeness of such information or as to the tax or legal consequences of any related Transaction;
c) this information is provided solely to enable the Client to make his own investment decisions and does not amount to investment advice or unsolicited financial promotions to the Client;
d) if the document contains a restriction on the person or category of persons for whom that document is intended or to whom it is distributed, the Client agrees that he will not pass it on to any such person or category of persons;
e) the Client accepts that prior to dispatch, the Company may have acted upon it itself to made use of the information on which it is based. The Company does not make representations as to the time of receipt by the Client and cannot guarantee that he will receive such information at the same time as other clients.
It is understood that market commentary, news, or other information provided or made available by the Company are subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
10. Currency Conversions
The Company is entitled, without prior notice to the Client, to effect any currency conversions which it deems necessary or desirable in order to make a deposit into the Client Account in the Currency of the Client Account or comply with its obligations or exercise its rights under this Agreement or complete any specific Transaction or Order. Any such conversion shall be made by the Company at reasonable exchange rates as the company shall select, having regards to the prevailing rates.
The Client will bear all foreign currency exchange risk arising from any Transaction or the exercise by the Company of its rights under the Agreement or any law.
11. Commissions, Charges and Other Costs
The provision of Services is subject to the payment of costs, fees, commissions, daily funding, and charges to the Company (the Costs”). In addition to Costs, other commissions and charges may be due by the Client directly to third parties. The Client shall be obliged to pay all such costs.
When providing a Service to a Client, the Company may pay or receive fees, commissions or other non-monetary benefits from third parties or Introducers to the extent permissible under Applicable Regulations. To the extent required by Applicable Regulation, the Company will provide information on such benefits to the Client on request.
Details of any taxes which the Company may be required to pay on the Client’s behalf will be stated on Confirmations issued to the Client. The Client may also be liable for other taxes which are not collected by the Company and the Client should seek independent expert advice if he is in any doubt as to whether he may incur any further tax liabilities. Tax laws are subject to change from time to time.
The Client shall be solely responsible for all filings, tax returns and reports on any Transactions which should be made to any relevant authority, whether governmental or otherwise, and for payment of all taxes (including but not limited to any transfer or value added taxes), arising out of or in connection with any Transaction.
The Client undertakes to pay all stamp duties and other expenses relating to this Agreement and any documentation which may be required for the currying out of the transactions under this Agreement.
The Company may vary its Costs from time to time. The Company will send a Written Notice to the Client informing of any changes, before they come into effect. The variation will take effect from the date which the Company specifies in its notification to the Client.
The Company will endeavor to provide the Client with at least five Business Days’ notice of such alteration save where such alteration is based on a change in interest rates or tax treatment or it is otherwise impractical for the Company to do so.
Any amount which is not paid in accordance with the above paragraphs or elsewhere in this Agreement on the due date therefore shall bear interest at the Applicable Rate plus 4% per annum, for each day for which such amount remains unpaid.
12. Confirmations and Statements
Information on Order(s) status, Client Account status, Trade Confirmations and messaging facility between the Parties will be sent to the Client either in electronic form by e-mail to the email address which the Company will have on record and/or provided via the online trading system.
The Client is obliged to provide the Company with e-mail address for the purpose of the above paragraph.
It is the Client’s responsibility to inform the Company of any change to his email address (or any other relevant personal information), the non-receipt of a Confirmation, or whether any Confirmations are incorrect before settlement.
If the Client has a reason to believe that the Confirmation is inconsistent or if the Client does not receive any Confirmation (though the Transaction was made), the Client shall contact the Company. Trade confirmations shall, in the absence of manifest error, be deemed conclusive unless the Client notifies the Company in writing to the contrary within two (2) Business Days following the Day of receipt of the said Trade Confirmation.
If the Company holds Client money, it shall send to him at least once every year a statement of those funds unless such a statement has been provided in any other periodic statements.
The Company will provide the Client with an online access to his Client Account via the Company Online Trading System, which will provide him with sufficient information in order to manage his Client Account and comply with CySEC Rules in regards to client reporting requirements, therefore the Company may not be providing the Client with a separate annual statements.
The Company’s official language is the English language and the Client should always read and refer to the main Site for all information and disclosures about the Company and its activities. Translation or information provided in languages other than English is for informational purposes only and do not bind the Company or have any legal effect whatsoever, the Company having no responsibility or liability regarding the correctness of the information therein.
14. Site, Company Online Trading System and Safety
The Client will not proceed and avoid proceeding in any action that could probably allow the irregular or unauthorized access or use of the Company Online Trading System. The Client accepts and understands that the Company reserves the right, in its discretion, to terminate or limit his access to the Company Online Trading System or part of if the Company suspects that he allowed such use.
When using the Company Online Trading System the Client will not, whether by act or omission, do anything that will or may violate the integrity of the Company computer system or Company Online Trading System or cause such system(s) to malfunction.
The Client is solely responsible for providing and maintaining the compatible equipment necessary to access and use the Company Online Trading System.
The Client is permitted to store, display, analyze, modify, reformat and print the information made available to him through the Company’s Site or Company Online Trading System. The Client is not permitted to publish, transmit, or otherwise reproduce that information, in whole or in part, in any format to any third party without the Company’s express written consent. The Client must not alter, obscure or remove any copyright, trademark or any other notices that are provided in connection with the information. The Client represents and warrants that he will not use the Company Online Trading System in contravention of this Agreement, that he will use the Company Online Trading System only for the benefit of his Client Account and not on behalf of any other person, and that he will not use (or allow another person to use) any software, program, application or other device, directly or indirectly, to access or obtain information through the Company Online Trading System or automate the process of accessing or obtaining such information.
The Client agrees to keep secret and not to disclose any Access Data to any person.
The Client should not write down his Access Data. If the Client receives a written notification of his Access Codes, he must destroy the notification immediately.
The Client agrees to notify the Company immediately if he knows or suspects that his Access Data has or may have been disclosed to any unauthorized person. The Company will then take steps to prevent any further use of such
Access Data and will issue the replacement Access Data. The Client will be unable to place any Orders via the Company Online Trading System until he receives the replacement Access Data.
The Client agrees that he will co-operate with any investigation the Company may conduct into any misuse or suspected misuse of his Access Data.
The Client acknowledges that the Company bears no responsibility if unauthorized third persons have access to information, including electronic addresses, electronic communication, personal data and Access Data when the above are transmitted between the parties or any other party, using the internet or other network communication facilities, post, telephone, or any other electronic means.
15. Personal Data, Confidentiality, Recording of Telephone Calls and Records
The Company may collect Client information directly from the Client (in his completed Application Form or otherwise) or from other persons including, for example, credit reference agencies, fraud prevention agencies and the providers of public registers.
The Company will use, store, process and handle personal information provided by the Client (in case of a natural person) in connection with the provision of the Services, in accordance the Processing of Personal Data (Protection of the Individual) Law of 2001, as amended, as all relevant regulations ( the “Data Protections Laws”) and all Applicable Regulation.
Client information which the Company holds is to be treated by the Company as confidential and will not be used for any purpose other than in connection with the provision of the Services and for marketing purposes (if the Client’s consent is obtained). Information already in the public domain, or already possessed by the Company without a duty of confidentiality will not be regarded as confidential.
The Company has the right to disclose client information including recordings and documents of a confidential nature in the following circumstances:
a) where required by applicable law or a competent Court;
b) where requested by CySEC or any other regulatory authority having control or jurisdiction over the Company or the Client or their associates or in whose territory the Company has Clients;
c) to relevant authorities to investigate or prevent fraud, money laundering or other illegal activity;
d) to execution venues or any third party as necessary to carry out Client Instructions or Orders and for purposes ancillary to the provision of the Services;
e) to credit reference and fraud prevention agencies and other financial institutions for credit checking, fraud prevention, anti-money laundering purposes, identification or due diligence of the Client;
f) to the Company’s professional advisors provided that in each case the relevant professional shall be informed about the confidential nature of such information and commit to the confidentiality herein obligations as well;
g) to other service providers who create, maintain or process databases (whether electronic or not), offer record keeping services, email transmission services, messaging services or similar services which aim to assist the Company collect, storage, process and use Client information or get in touch with the Client or improve the provision of the Services under this Agreement;
h) to data reporting service providers;
i) to other service providers for statistical purposes in order to improve the Company’s marketing, in such a case the data will be provided in an aggregate form;
j) to market research call centers that provide telephone or email surveys with the purpose to improve the services of the Company;
k) where necessary in order for the Company to defend or exercise its legal rights;
l) at the Client’s request or with the Client’s consent;
m) to an Affiliate of the Company;
n) to a nominee, third party, depository, Authorized Organization.
If the Client is an individual, the Company is obliged to supply the Client, on request, with a copy of personal data which it holds about the Client (if any), provided that the Client pays an administrative fee.
By entering into this Agreement, the Client will be consenting to the transmittal of the Client’s personal data outside the European Economic Area, according to the provisions of Data Protection Laws.
Telephone conversations between the Client and the Company may be recorded and recordings will be the sole property of the Company. The Client accepts such recordings as conclusive evidence of the Orders/Instructions/Requests or conversations so recorded.
The Client accepts that the Company may, for the purpose of administering the terms of the Agreement, from time to time, make direct contact with the Client by telephone, fax, or otherwise.
Under Applicable Regulations, the Company will keep records containing Client personal data, trading information, account opening documents, communications and anything else which relates to the Client for at least five years after termination of the Client Agreement.
By entering into this Agreement, the Client consents that the its personal data be transferred outside the European Economic Area, in accordance with the provisions of Processing of Personal Data (Protection of the Individual) Law of 2001.
Without limiting the foregoing, the Client acknowledges that the Company, is required to comply with the Intergovernmental Agreement between Cyprus and the United States and has taken all reasonable steps to be in compliance with FATCA. The Client further acknowledges that the Company, as an FFI, is required to disclose information in relation to any US reportable persons to the relevant authorities, as per the reporting requirements of FATCA, and agrees to such discloser.
16. Amendment of the Agreement
Unless provided differently elsewhere in this Agreement, the Company has the right to amend the terms of the Agreement at any time giving to the Client at least five Business Days Written Notice prior to such changes. Any such amendments will become effective on the date specified in the notice. The Client acknowledges that a variation which is made to reflect a change of law or regulation may, if necessary, take effect immediately.
This Agreement and any other rules and policies referred to herein or incorporated by reference hereto, as may be updated or amended from time to time by the Company, constitute the entire and whole agreement between You and the Company. You confirm that, in agreeing to accept this Agreement, You have not relied on any representation except for any express representation made by the Company in this Agreement.
17. Termination of the Agreement
Each Party may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by giving at least five Business Days Written Notice to the other Party.
Termination by any Party will not affect any obligation which has already been incurred by either Party in respect of any Open Position or any legal rights or obligations which may already have arisen under the Agreement or any Transactions and deposit/withdrawal operations made there under.
Upon termination of this Agreement, all amounts payable by the Client to the Company will become immediately due and payable including (but without limitation):
a) all outstanding Costs and any other amounts payable to the Company;
b) funds as necessary to close positions which have already been opened;
c) any dealing expenses incurred by terminating the Agreement and charges incurred for transferring the Client’s investments to another investment firm;
d) any losses and expenses realised in closing out any Transactions or settling or concluding outstanding obligations incurred by the Company on the Client’s behalf;
e) any charges and additional expenses incurred or to be incurred by the Company as a result of the termination of the Agreement;
f) any damages which arose during the arrangement or settlement of pending obligations;
g) transfer fees for Client funds;
h) any other pending obligations of the Client under the Agreement.
Upon Termination the Company reserves the right to without prior notice to the Client:
a) keep Client’s funds as necessary to pay the Company all amounts due;
b) combine any Client Accounts of the Client, consolidate the Balances in such Client Accounts and to setoff those Balances;
c) close the Client Account;
d) cease to grant the Client access to the Company Online Trading System;
e) convert any currency; or
f) suspend or freeze or close any open positions or reject Orders.
Upon Termination if there is Balance in the Client’s favour, the Company will (after withholding money of the Client in such amounts that in the Company’s absolute discretion considers appropriate in respect of future liabilities) pay such Balance to the Client as soon as reasonably practicable and supply him with a statement showing how that Balance was arrived at and, where appropriate, instruct any Nominee or/and any Custodian to also pay any applicable amounts. Such funds shall be delivered in accordance to the Client’s instructions to the Company.
You may ask at any time to close Your Account by sending an email to the Company’s customer support at email@example.com and You will be contacted by customer support accordingly in order to facilitate such request.
Each of the following constitutes an “Event of Default”:
a) the failure of the Client to provide any Initial Margin and/or Hedged Margin, or other amount due under the Agreement;
b) the failure of the Client to perform any obligation due to the Company;
c) If an application is made in respect of the Client pursuant to the Cyprus Bankruptcy Laws, Cap 5, as amended or any equivalent act in another Jurisdiction (if the Client is an individual), if a partnership, in respect of one or more of the partners, or if a company, a receiver, trustee, administrative receiver or similar officer is appointed, or if the Client makes an arrangement or composition with the Client’s creditors or any procedure which is similar or analogous to any of the above is commenced in respect of the Client;
d) where any representation or warranty made by the Client is/or becomes untrue;
e) the Client is unable to pay the Client’s debts when they fall due;
f) the Client (if the Client is an individual) dies or is declared absent or becomes of unsound mind;
g) any other circumstance where the Company reasonably believes that it is necessary or desirable to take any action set out in the following paragraph;
h) the Client involves the Company in any type of fraud or illegality.
i) an action set out in the following paragraph is required by a competent regulatory authority or body or court;
j) in cases of material violation by the Client of the requirements established by legislation of the Republic of Cyprus or other countries, such materiality determined in good faith by the Company;
k) if the Company suspects that the Client is engaged into money laundering activities or terrorist financing or other criminal activities.
If an Event of Default occurs the Company may, at its absolute discretion, at any time and without prior Written Notice, take one or more of the following actions:
a) terminate this Agreement without notice which will give the Company the right to perform any or all of the actions of Section “Termination of the Agreement”;
b) combine any Client Accounts of the Client, consolidate the Balances in such Client Accounts and to setoff those Balances;
c) close the Client Account;
d) cease to grant the Client access to the Company Online Trading System;
e) convert any currency;
f) suspend or freeze or close any open positions or reject Orders;
g) refuse to accept Client Orders;
h) refuse to open new Client Accounts for the Client.
19. Force Majeure
A Force Majeure Event includes without limitation each of the following:
a) Government actions, the outbreak of war or hostilities, the threat of war, acts of terrorism, national emergency, riot, civil disturbance, sabotage, requisition, or any other international calamity, economic or political crisis;
b) Act of God, earthquake, tsunami, hurricane, typhoon, accident, storm, flood, fire, epidemic or other natural disaster;
c) Labour disputes and lock-out;
d) Suspension of trading on a Market, or the fixing of minimum or maximum prices for trading on a Market, a regulatory ban on the activities of any party (unless the Company has caused that ban), decisions of state authorities, governing bodies of self-regulating organizations, decisions of governing bodies of organized trading platforms;
e) A financial services moratorium having been declared by appropriate regulatory authorities or any other acts or regulations of any regulatory, governmental, or supranational body or authority;
f) Breakdown, failure or malfunction of any electronic, network and communication lines (not due to the bad faith or wilful default of the company);
g) Any event, act or circumstances not reasonably within the Company’s control and the effect of that event(s) is such that the Company is not in a position to take any reasonable action to cure the default;
h) The suspension, liquidation or closure of any market or the abandonment or failure of any event to which the Company relates its Quotes, or the imposition of limits or special or unusual terms on the trading in any such market or on any such event.
If the Company determines in its reasonable opinion that a Force Majeure Event exists (without prejudice to any other rights under the Agreement) the Company may without prior notice and at any time take any or all of the following steps:
a) close out any or all Open Positions at such prices as the Company considers in good faith to be appropriate;
b) suspend or modify the application of any or all terms of the Agreement to the extent that the Force Majeure Event makes it impossible or impractical for the Company to comply with them;
c) take or omit to take all such other actions as the Company deems to be reasonably appropriate in the circumstances with regard to the position of the Company, the Client and other clients;
Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, the Company will not be liable or have any responsibility for any type of loss or damage arising out of any failure, interruption, or delay in performing its obligations under this Agreement where such failure, interruption or delay is due to a Force Majeure event.
20. Limitations of Liability and Indemnity
In the event the Company provides information, recommendations, news, information relating to transactions, market commentary or research to the Client (or in newsletters which it may post on its Site or provide to subscribers via its Site or otherwise), the Company shall not, in the absence of its fraud, willful default or gross negligence, be liable for any losses, costs, expenses or damages suffered by the Client arising from any inaccuracy or mistake in any such information given. Subject to the right of the Company to void or close any Transaction in the specific circumstances set out the Agreement, any Transaction following such inaccuracy or mistake shall nonetheless remain valid and binding in all respects on both the Company and the Client.
The Company will not be held liable for any loss or damage or expense or loss incurred by the Client in relation to, or directly or indirectly arising from but not limited to:
a) any error or failure in the operation of the Company Online Trading System;
b) any delay caused by the Client Terminal;
c) Transactions made via the Client Terminal;
d) any failure by the Company to perform any of its obligations under the Agreement as a result of Force Majeure Event or any other cause beyond its control;
e) the acts, omissions or negligence of any third party;
f) any person obtaining the Client’s Access Data that the Company has issued to the Client prior to the Client’s reporting to the Company of the misuse of his Access Data;
g) all Orders given through and under the Client’s Access Data;
h) unauthorized third persons having access to information, including electronic addresses, electronic communication, personal data and Access Data when the above are transmitted between the Parties or any other party, using the internet or other network communication facilities, post, telephone, or any other electronic means;
i) a delay transmitting any Order for Execution;
j) currency risk;
l) any of the risks relating to Binary Options trading materialises;
m) any changes in the rates of tax;
n) any actions or representations of the Introducer;
o) the Client relying on Trailing Stop and/or Expert Adviser;
If the Company incurs any claims, damage, liability, costs or expenses, which may arise in relation to the execution or as a result of the execution of the Agreement and/or in relation to the provision of the Services and/or in relation to any Order it is understood that the Company bears no responsibility whatsoever and it is the Client’s responsibility to indemnify the Company for such.
The Company shall in no circumstances be liable to the Client for any consequential, special or indirect losses, damages, loss of profits, loss of opportunity (including in relation to subsequent market movements), costs or expenses the Client may suffer in relation to the Agreement.
21. Representations and Warranties
The Client represents and warrants to the Company the following:
a) the information provided by the Client to the Company in the Application Form and at any time thereafter is true, accurate and complete and the documents handed over by the Client are valid and authentic;
b) the Client has read and fully understood the terms of the Agreement including all the information and documents incorporated herein by reference;
c) the Client is duly authorized to enter into the Agreement, to give Orders, Instructions and Requests and to perform its obligations hereunder;
d) the Client is acting as a principal and not as agent or representative or trustee or custodian on behalf of someone else. The Client may act on behalf of someone else only if the Company specifically consents to this in writing and provided all the documents required by the Company for this purpose are received;
e) the Client is the individual who has completed the Application Form or, if the Client is a company, the person who has completed Application Form on the Client’s behalf is duly authorized to do so;
f) all actions performed under the Agreement will not violate any law or rule applicable to the Client or to the jurisdiction in which the Client is resident, or any agreement by which the Client is bound or by which any of the Client’s assets or funds are affected;
g) the Client funds are not in any direct or indirect way the proceeds of any illegal activity or used or intended to be used for terrorist financing;
h) the Client funds are free of any lien, charge, pledge or other encumbrance;
i) the documents handed over by the Client are valid and authentic;
j) the Client has chosen the particular type of service and Financial Instrument, taking his total financial circumstances into consideration which he consider reasonable under such circumstances;
k) the Client has declared in the Application Form if he is a Politically Exposed Person and will notify the Company if at any stage during the course of this Agreement he becomes a Politically Exposed Person;
l) there are no restrictions on the markets or Financial Instruments in which any transactions will be sent for execution, depending on the Client’s nationality or religion.
22. Client Acknowledgements of Risk and Consents
The Client unreservedly acknowledges and accepts that:
a) trading in Binary Options is not suitable for all members of the public and the Client runs a great risk of incurring losses and damages as a result of trading in Binary Options and accepts and declares that he is willing to undertake this risk. The damages may include loss of all his money and also any additional commissions and other expenses.
b) trading on an electronic Company Online Trading System carries risks.
c) he will not be entitled to delivery of, or be required to deliver, the Underlying Asset of the Binary Option, nor ownership thereof or any other interest therein.
d) no interest shall be due on the money that the Company holds in his Client Account
The Client consents to the provision of the information of the Agreement (and all documents incorporated by reference herein) by means of a Site.
The Client confirms that he has regular access to the internet and consents to the Company providing him with information, including, without limitation, information about amendments to the terms and conditions, costs, fees, this Agreements, Policies and information about the nature and risks of investments by posting such information on the Site
The above is not an exhaustive list of Risk. Please refer to the full Risk Disclosure Statement of the Company.
23. Complaints and Disputes
Complaints and Disputes are treated in accordance with the applicable regulatory requirements.
24. Applicable and Governing Law and Applicable Regulations
If a settlement is not reached by the means described in the Client Complaint Policy, all disputes and controversies arising out of or in connection with the Agreement shall be finally settled in court in Cyprus.
This Agreement is governed by the Laws of Cyprus.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, in providing Services to the Client the Company shall be entitled to take any action as it considers necessary in its absolute discretion to ensure compliance with the relevant market rules and or practices and all other applicable laws.
All transactions on behalf of the Client shall be subject to Applicable Regulations and any other public authorities which govern the operation of the Cyprus Investment Firms, as they are amended or modified from time to time. The Company shall be entitled to take or omit to take any measures which it considers desirable in view of compliance with the Applicable Regulations in force at the time. Any such measures as may be taken and the Applicable Regulations in force shall be binding on the Client.
Should any part of this Agreement be held by any Court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable or illegal or contravene any rule, regulation or by law of any Market or regulator, that part will be deemed to be amended to the minimum extent necessary so that it is compliant with such rule regulation or law or, and where the aforementioned is not possible, that part will be deemed to have been excluded from this Agreement from the beginning, and this Agreement will be interpreted and enforced as though the provision had never been included and the legality or enforceability of the remaining provisions of the Agreement or the legality, validity or enforceability of this provision in accordance with the law and/or regulation of any other jurisdiction, shall not be affected.
26. Non-Exercise of Rights
The Company’s failure to seek redress for violations, or to insist upon strict performance, of any condition or provision of this Agreement, or its failure to exercise any or part of any of right or remedy to which the Company is entitled under this Agreement, shall not constitute an implied waiver thereof.
The Company may at any time transfer, assign or novate any of its rights, benefits or obligations under this Agreement subject to providing previous notification to the Client.
The Client may not transfer, assign, charge, novate or otherwise transfer or purport to do so the Client’s rights or obligations under the Agreement without prior written consent of the Company.
In cases where the Client is introduced to the Company through an Introducer, the Client acknowledges that the Company is not responsible or accountable or to be held liable for the conduct, representations or inducements of the Introducer and the Company is not bound by any separate agreements entered into between the Client and the Introducer.
The Client acknowledges and confirms that his agreement or relationship with the Introducer may result in additional costs, since the Company may be obliged to pay commission fees or charges to the Introducer.
29. Third Party Authorization
The Client has the right to authorize a third person to place Instructions and/or Orders to the Company or to handle any other matters related to the Client Account or this Agreement, provided the Client notifies the Company in writing of exercising such a right and this person is approved by the Company fulfilling all of the Company specifications for this.
Unless the Company receives a written notification from the Client for the termination of the authorization of the person as described in the previous paragraph, the Company will continue accepting Instructions and/or Orders and/ or other instructions relating to the Client Account given by this person on the Client’s behalf and the Client will recognize such orders as valid and committing to him.
The written notification for the termination of the authorization to a third party has to be received by the Company with at least 5 days’ notice prior the termination of the authorization date.
During the course of this Agreement in relation to individual Transactions the Company will act in accordance with the “Execution Policy”.
Orders may be placed with the Company on the Company Online Trading System, through the Client’s compatible personal computer connected to the internet.
The Company will be entitled to rely and act on any Order given by using the Client Access Data without any further enquiry to the Client and any such Orders will be binding upon the Client.
The Company shall receive and execute an Order given by the Client strictly in accordance with their terms. The Company will have no responsibility for checking the accuracy of any Order. Any Order that the Client gives to the Company constitutes an irrevocable instruction to the Company to proceed with the Transaction on the Client’s behalf.
Orders can be placed, executed and (if allowed) changed or removed within the trading time of the Company.
All open positions will be rolled over to the next business day at the close of business in the relevant Underlying Market, subject to the Company’s rights to close the open spot position.
The Company shall not be obliged to, but may, at its absolute discretion, execute the Client’s Orders in respect of any Binary Option out of normal trading hours.
The Company may establish cut-off times for instructions or Orders which may be earlier than the times established by the particular Market and/or clearing house involved in any Transaction and the Client shall have no claims against the Company arising out of the fact that an Order was not placed by the Client ahead of the cut-off time.
Orders shall be valid in accordance with the type and time of the given Order, as specified by the Client. If the time of validity of the order is not specified, it shall be valid for an indefinite period. However, the Company may delete one or all pending orders if the Client Account Equity reaches zero.
The Company has the right, at any time and for any reason and without giving any notice and/or explanation, to refuse, at its discretion, to execute any Order, including without limitation in the following cases:
a) If the Company has adequate reasons to suspect that the execution of an Order is part of an attempt to manipulate the market, trading on inside information, relates to money laundering activities or if it can potentially affect in any manner the reliability, efficiency, or smooth operation of the Trading Platform.
b) If the Client does not have sufficient available funds deposited with the Company or in his bank account to pay the purchase price of an Order along with the respective fees and commissions necessary to carry out the transaction in the Trading Platform. In the event that the Company does refuse to execute an order, such refusal will not affect any obligation which the Client may have towards the Company or any right which the Company may have against the Client or his assets.
c) If the order is a result of the use of inside confidential information (insider trading)
It is understood that any refusal by the Company to execute any order shall not affect any obligation which the client may have towards the Company or any right which the Company may have against the customer or his assets.
For further information as to the execution of order refer to the “Execution Policy”.
31. Client Money and Client Account
Unless otherwise agreed with the Client in writing and to the extent allowed under Applicable Regulations, the Company will deal with any funds that it holds on the Client Account it holds in accordance with the Applicable Regulations. This means that such Client money will be segregated from the Company’s own money and cannot be used in the course of its business. Upon receipt of the Client money, the Company will promptly place such money into one or more Segregated Client Account(s).
The Company shall not account to the Client for profits or interest earned on Client money (other than profit gained through trading Transactions from his Client Account(s) under this Agreement) and the Client waives all right to interest.
The Company may deposit Client money in overnight deposits and will be allowed to keep any interest.
The Company may hold Client money and the money of other clients in the same bank account (omnibus account).
The Company may deposit Client money with a third party who may have a security interest, lien or right of set-off in relation to that money.
The Company may deposit Client money with a third party for collateral/margin purposes.
Client money may be held on the Client’s behalf with an intermediate broker, a bank, a market, a settlement agent or a clearing house located within or outside Cyprus or the EEA. The legal and regulatory regime applying to any such person outside Cyprus or the EEA will be different from that of Cyprus and in the event of the insolvency or any other equivalent failure of that person, the Client’s money may be treated differently from the treatment which would apply if the money was held in a Segregated Account in Cyprus. The Company will not be liable for the solvency, acts or omissions of any third party referred to in this paragraph.
The third party to whom the Company will pass money may hold it in an omnibus account and it may not be possible to separate it from the Client’s money, or the third party’s money. In the event of the insolvency or any other analogous proceedings in relation to that third party, the Company may only have an unsecured claim against the third party on behalf of the Client, and the Client will be exposed to the risk that the money received by the Company from the third party is insufficient to satisfy the claims of the Client with claims in respect of the relevant account. The Company does not accept any liability or responsibility for any resulting losses.
The Company is a member of the Investors Compensation Fund (ICF). So, depending on his categorization, the Client may be entitled to compensation from the ICF in the event that the Company is unable to meet its obligations as explained in the “Investors Compensation Fund Policy”.
Profit or loss from Options trading is deposited in/withdrawn from the Client Account once the Transaction is closed.
If the Client Account has funds of less than minimum initial deposit of 100 US Dollars or other amount in other currency (according to the Currency of the Client Account) as determined by the Company in its discretion from time to time in the Contract Specifications, the Company reserves the right to close the Client Account, notify the Client accordingly and charge the Client any bank or other related charges.
The Company shall have a general lien on all Client money held by the Company or its Associates or its nominees on the Client’s behalf until the satisfaction of the Client’s obligations.
33. Netting and Set-Off
If the aggregate amount payable by the Client is equal to the aggregate amount payable by the Company, then the Company may determine that the mutual obligations to make payment are set-off and cancel each other.
If the aggregate amount payable by one party exceeds the aggregate amount payable by the other party, then the party with the larger aggregate amount shall pay the excess to the other party and all obligations to make payment will be automatically satisfied and discharged.
The Company has the right to combine all or any Client Accounts opened in the Client name and to consolidate the Balances in such accounts and to set-off such Balances.
The Company will carry out reconciliations of records and Client money with the records and accounts of the money the Company holds in the Segregated Client Account(s) on a frequent basis. If a transfer is required to or from the Segregated Client Account(s) this will be done by the close of business on the day that the reconciliation is performed.
35. Deposits and Withdrawals
The Client may deposit funds into the Client Account at any time during the course of this Agreement. Deposits will be accepted by bank transfer, Swift, E-wallet, debit / credit card or any other method of electronic money transfer (where the originator is the Client) acceptable by the Company from time to time. The Company shall credit the Client Account within one Business Day after the amount is cleared in the bank account of the Company with the relevant amount. The relevant amount will be net of any transfer fees or other charges incurred by the Company that are imposed by the Institution (or intermediary involved in the process) that holds the Funds.
The Company will not accept third party or anonymous payments of funds in the Client Account.
The client accepts that the Funds shall be deposited in his/her trading account only if the Company is satisfied that the sender of the Funds is the client. If the Company is not satisfied as to the above then the Company has the right to reject the Funds and return them to the remitter net of any transfer fees or other charges incurred by the Company, using the same transfer method as the one through which it originally received the Funds.
The Company will effect withdrawals of Client funds upon the receipt of an application for withdrawal made via the Company Online Trading System (if available at the time).
The client accepts that withdrawal of any part of the Funds shall be concluded using the same transfer method and the same remitter as the one which the Company originally received the Funds from; under such circumstances, the Company shall return the part of the Funds requested net of any transfer fees or other charges incurred by the Company.
The Company reserves the right to decline a withdrawal request of the Client asking for a specific transfer method and the Company has the right to suggest an alternative.
Upon the Company receiving an instruction from the Client to withdraw funds from the Client Account, the Company shall pay the funds within five (5) Business Days, if the following requirements are met:
the withdrawal instruction includes all necessary information;
the instruction is to make a bank transfer of funds to the account of the Client;
at the moment of payment, the Client’s Free Balance exceeds the amount specified in the withdrawal instruction including all payment charges.
the account where the transfer is to be made belongs to the Client;
the Client and must be fully verified according to Verification guidelines set forth on the website.
Withdrawals will only be effected towards the Client. The Company will not to effect withdrawals to any other third party or anonymous account.
The Company reserves the right to request additional information and/or documentation to satisfy itself that the request is legitimate. In addition, the Company reserves the right to reject such a request if it deems that this may not be legitimate. The client accepts that under such circumstances there may be a delay in processing the request.
All payment and transfer charges will be borne by the Client and the Company shall debit the Client Account for these charges.
Clients making both deposit and withdrawals via Wire Transfers will be subject to the transferring bank(s) wiring fees.
Withdrawal fees may apply depending on the Client. The applicable fees may be found on the Company’s Website.
36. Transfer of funds between clients’ accounts
Transfer of funds between clients’ accounts is not permitted.
37. System Operation
The System is a trading platform which consists of trading interfaces and/or applications intended for electronic trading transactions and related features (the “System”). The System enables access from different computers, operating systems, browsers, tablets, mobile device etc., to a trading platform owned by a third party or its licensors (collectively, the “Licensor”) and intended for electronic trading transactions.
38. Dormant Accounts
Client accounts in which there have been no transactions (trading / withdrawals / deposits), for a set period of 6 months, will be considered by the Company as being dormant accounts. Such 6 month period shall begin from the first day following the last day in which a transaction was undertaken. Dormant accounts will be charged an annual maintenance fee of US$50.00 or the full amount of the free balance in the account if the free balance is less than US$50.00. There will be no charge if the free balance is zero.
39. Powers and Authorities of the Company
The Company shall make commercially reasonable efforts to prevent any malfunctioning in the Site’s activity. However, in any event of a technical failure (or any other error) in the Site’s systems for any reason whatsoever, the Company will be entitled to cancel Your participation in any of the Services, concerning which the malfunctioning has occurred. In such an event, Our responsibility and liability will be limited only to the participation fee sum that was paid by You for participating in such Services, and Your Account will be credited accordingly.
The Company reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Services if for any reason, the Services cannot be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering or unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Company. If any errors result in awarding payouts to You or in an increase in payouts owed or paid to You, You shall not be entitled to these payouts. You shall immediately inform the Company of the error and shall repay any payouts credited to Your Account in error to the Company (as directed by the Company) or the Company may, at its discretion, deduct an amount equal to those payouts from Your Account or set off such amount against any money owed to You by the Company.
The Company reserves the right limit, refuse or cancel any trade made by You or through Your Account, as well as cancel any trade (regardless of whether such cancellation was due to actions on Your part or of any third party), where the Company believes that any act of fraud or any other act of bad faith has been taken against the Company or any third party; in which case You will only be entitled to receive the participation fee sum that was paid by You for participating in such trade, and Your Account will be credited accordingly.
The Company shall be entitled, at its sole discretion, to amend, modify, or discontinue, from time to time, any of the Services, and/or bonuses and/or promotions and/or introduce new Services, bonuses, and/or promotions. We shall not be liable for any loss suffered by You resulting from any changes made and You shall have no claims against Us in such regard.
40. Reservations concerning Our Responsibility
We are not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of data or information and any direct or indirect loss which arises from these occurrences. We are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any network or lines, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, computers, systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any web site, mobile site or mobile application. We shall not be responsible or liable to You in the event of systems or communications errors, bugs or viruses relating to the Services and/or Your Account or which will result in damage to Your hardware and/or software and/or data.
In no event shall We be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages or damages for loss of profits, revenue, data or use incurred by You or any third party, whether in an action for contract or tort, arising from the access to, or use of, the Site, the Services and/or otherwise, even if We were notified of the danger of such occurrence and/or damages and losses.
We make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness and accuracy of the information, software, products and Services contained and/or offered at the Site for any purpose. All information, software, products and Services are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. We hereby disclaim all warranties with respect to information, software, products and Services contained or offered at the Site, whether express or implied.
We shall have no liability with respect to any damage or loss that was caused due to reliance, of any type, on the information or any other publication or content appearing at the Site, and You are invited to verify the information published at the Site.
We shall not be responsible or liable for any actions or omissions of internet service provider or any other third party which provides You with access to the Site or Services.
You will use the Site and Service at Your own risk, and We shall not be responsible for any damage or loss You shall incur as a result of modifications, enhancement, termination, suspension or discontinuation of the Site or any of the Services. We will not be responsible for any damage or loss You shall incur as a result of Your use or reliance on the content of any Site, mobile site and/or mobile application to which links appear on the Site.
You will indemnify and hold Us harmless against all direct and indirect claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses arising from Your breach of this Agreement and/or Your use of the Site and/or the Services.
We shall have no liability or obligation to assess the appropriateness of You using the Services in Your jurisdiction, and to assess as whether or not You have the necessary knowledge and experience to understand the nature of and risks associated with using the Services. All risks related to using the Site and/or the Services are Your sole responsibility.
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THE PLATFORM AND THE USE OF THE PLATFORM THROUGH AN INTERNET CONNECTION ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND WITH ALL FAULTS, AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS ARE DISCLAIMED, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY (IF ANY) IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, LACK OF VIRUSES, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF RESPONSES, RESULTS, AND OF LACK OF NEGLIGENCE OR LACK OF WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, ALL WITH REGARD TO THE PLATFORM AND USE OR INABILITY OF USE THEREOF. YOU HEREBY SPECIFICALLY AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ABOVE WARRANTY IS EXHAUSTIVE AND IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
IN NO EVENT SHALL LICENSOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FOR PERSONAL INJURY, FOR LOSS OF PRIVACY, FOR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING OF GOOD FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, FOR NEGLIGENCE, AND FOR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR OTHER LOSS WHATSOEVER) WITH RESPECT TO THE PLATFORM AND THE USE OR INABILITY OF USE THEREOF, OR OTHERWISE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PROVISION OF THESE TERMS, EVEN IN THE EVENT OF THE FAULT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF WARRANTY OF THE LICENSOR AND EVEN IF THE LICENSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LICENSOR OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST SALES, LOST BUSINESS, LOST OPPORTUNITY, LOST INFORMATION OR DATA, LOST OR WASTED TIME OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHER PRODUCT OR STRICT LIABILITY, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER LICENSOR IS MADE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.) ARISING OUT OF, OR WITH RESPECT TO, THE PLATFORM AND/OR THE USE OR INABILITY OF USE THEREOF.
41. Intellectual Property
All the rights, including the intellectual property rights (i.e., patents, copyright, trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, know-how or any other intellectual property right) concerning the Site, and all of its content (including, but not limited to, programs, files, video, audio, pictures, graphics, pictures, text and software), and/or Services (collectively the “Rights”), are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of the Company and/or any of its licensors. You may not use any of the Rights without the express prior written approval of the Company, except pursuant to this Agreement, and You shall not, by using the Services or otherwise, acquire any rights in any of the Rights. Without derogating from the above, You are strictly prohibited from: (i) copying. redistributing, publishing, reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling, modifying, translating or making any attempt to access the source code of the Services and/or the Site to create derivate works of the source code; (ii) selling, assigning, licensing, sublicensing, transferring, distributing the Services, and (iii) making the Services and/or the Site available to any third party.
Without derogating from the provisions of paragraph 40 of this Agreement, the System is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. The System is licensed, not sold, in the form of a revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to use the System strictly in accordance with these terms, including the warranty disclaimers, and the limitations of liability.
Without derogating from the provisions of this Agreement, all ownership, title and intellectual property rights in and to the System (including but not limited to any images, photographs, animations, video, audio, music, text and “applets” incorporated into the System), are owned by Licensor. You may not modify the System and/or any copyright or trademark included in the System.
Without derogating from the provisions of this Agreement, You may not sell, rent, lease or lend the System. You may not copy, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the System. The System is licensed as a single product and its component parts may not be separated. Without prejudice to any other rights of the Licensor, failure to comply with these terms or violation of these terms may result in suspension or deactivation of your use of the System with or without notice.
42. Advice and Information
We do not provide advice to You in any manner whatsoever in regard to Your use of the Site and/or the Services, or in regard to any consequences arising therefrom. You are solely responsible for making Your own independent appraisal and investigations into the risks of using the Site and/or Services. You represent that You have sufficient knowledge and experience to make You own evaluation of the merits and risks of using the Site and/or Services.
Where the Company does provide You with any commentary, marketing materials or other related information this is incidental to the relationship between You and Us, is provided for information purposes only and is provided solely to enable You to make your own investment decisions. Further as the aforementioned is for information purposes only, We cannot warrant and guarantee the accuracy of it. We will not be held liable for any losses, costs, expenses or damages that You may suffer arising from any inaccuracy or mistake in any information given to You.
We are not responsible for the consequences of You acting upon such commentary, marketing materials or other related information.